Modesto City Schools is committed to adopting the best educational technology tools to assist teachers in the classroom and help students prepare for a 21st-century future. Each new tool goes through a rigorous vetting process that ensures:
The tool meets our legal obligations to protect student data privacy and prevent advertising to minors
The tool has valid classroom use and its use promotes meaningful technology integration
The tool integrates with our other tools (when possible) to ensure minimal management for the teacher
The tool is easy to use and has robust supports to ensure student and teacher success
Discussion boards can be boring. FlipGrid allows students to participate in discussion boards via video recordings and includes stickers and filters to make the discussion more engaging.
Enter your terms, facts or multiple choice questions once. StudyMate then transforms them into Flash Cards, Pick A Letter, Fill in the Blank, Crosswords, and more. There are 11 self-assessments and games in all, supporting a range of learning styles and objectives. Video Tutorial
Microsoft Sway is an easy-to-use tool that quickly builds a polished presentation in the form of a website, newsletter, or slideshow.
Tinkercad is a free, easy-to-use web app that equips the next generation of designers and engineers with the foundational skills for innovation: 3D design, electronics, and coding! Getting started with Tinkercad
SketchUp for Schools is the core SketchUp modeler now available in a web browser for any Primary or Secondary School signed up with G Suite for Education or Microsoft Education. Getting started with SketchUp for Schools